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Tristan Holland HSC 1531 - Medical Terminology Module 10 Case Study 1. What risk factors and symptoms did Jessica present with prior to the physical examination that suggested a pulmonary disorder? The patient had reported shortness of breath that was getting worse over the last 6x months. For the last week she said has been coughing up yellow mucus, along intentional coughing in the morning to “clear her throat” which appears as white mucus. The patient had reported bilateral ankle swelling. The patient also has communicated 1 pack a day smoking history of 36 years. Pt has not smoked in 7 years. 2. How did the physical examination, chest x-ray, and spirometry confirm this hypothesis? The Physician’s assessment revealed JVD, patients resting heart rate was 95bpm, with 28 respirations a minute. Pedal edema is present bilaterally. Pts breathing is labored with the used of accessory muscles and pursed lips. The patient had presented with a barrel chest, showed mild dyspnea when climbing onto the exam table. Upon auscultation prolonged expiration

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